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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

不吐不快~~!!

很讨厌一些人,可以把一件很简单的事情想的很复杂,
然后再从中拿来加油添醋,画蛇添足,
非要把简单的事搞得复杂化,唯恐天下不乱,才甘愿。
遇到这一种人,我还真不知道因该同情他的愚蠢还是气他。

玩音乐,是一件让人快乐的事。
能够在大学里参与乐团更加是一件难得的事。
要知道,不是每个人都能在一所没有音乐系的大学里还能有机会继续自己的音乐路程,
上台把自己苦练的结果,应用表演的形式来呈献给观众看。
观众的肯定就是一位音乐家最大的鼓励。

练习与筹备一个音乐会是很需要大家的团结与努力才能成功的。
筹备工作是很重要,没错,
但是练习更加重要。
一个表演者绝对不能在完全没有准备的状态下上台去
乱吹,乱打,乱弹,乱指,
也就是“乱来”。
身为一个表演者,绝对有一定的责任练好自己的技巧,
做足充分准备后才好上台去‘献丑’

但是我发现某些人却不是这么想。
一个音乐会的练习是可以‘赶’出来的。完全没有考虑到结果。
一个乐团的合奏练习时间,分组练习时间,也就是拿来讨论是非的时间。
一位音乐演奏员是不需要音乐的背景经验,也可以去当指挥家。
只要做个样子,时不时对人说一些乐理里边引用的词句来骗骗人,
要不就去‘指导’人,‘提醒’人家乐器拿法的姿势错误。
总之就是要演到好像自己很懂就可以了。

遇到问题自己没办法解决时,不是向团友寻求帮助
而是在那里东抱怨西抱怨,偏故事,自导自演,一拖再拖,
问题不但没有决绝还越滚越大。
最后在把烂摊子推向别人不但紧,还要在补多几脚。

不足的地方,被扑上后他却还要来扯。原因只有一个‘态度不对"。
此人真的很可怕,口说是为了乐团好。
其实乐团的问题所在都搞不清楚。不承认问题所在。
一而再,再而三的为自己找理由搪塞。
最后的结果就是没人理。

没人理的理由很简单,因为大家都对此人失去了信心。
其实也不需要什么诡计来设计你,大家也没那么空闲。
团员们都有眼看,有结果与没有结果的分别。
得到众人的配合不是因为别人在背后搞’宫心计'
别再以小人之心度君子之腹。

要得到别人的肯定首先就是要有很好的态度。
不要用命令的口吻对人说话。
也不需要什么诡计来说服别人听你的,只要付出努力,别人有眼看,
自自然然就会和你一起拼!

音乐是快乐的,让大家开心的。
不要在把不好听的声音带进来捣乱我的音律。
奇怪,为什么以前的乐团都不会遇到这种人~~每天练习到很晚都很开心的~
大学果然就是不简单。

最后把这首歌送给你




Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Angkor Night Market

I spent my first night in Siem Reap visiting Angkor Night Market.
Well, one of the famous street in Siem Reap town.
I reached here around 8pm and is not that crowded yet.


Paintings anyone???
 Quite tempting to bring the drum back and the erhu-like instrument but 
since i wouldn't be using it and the price is so freaking expensive. I cut the idea off. 


Spotted another group of landmine victim street musicians. 
That's the name i'm gonna give them since i have no idea what they call themselves.
They are selling records CD as well, you can buy as a donation to them.

I found that their instruments are mostly similar to those in Thailand.
I believe is the same type of instruments.
Now, who influence who? I believe is the Chinese..Wuahahahaha....
check out that Yang Qin like instrument....

A Yang qin like instrument.
I actually found a video of a Thai girl playing that instrument.
Check her out...


This i believe is a Jakhae from Thailand as well.
The Jakhae
This is the surrounding area of Angkor Night Market. 
A lot of bugs flying around actually. 
If only those Biology students from Form 6 is at here, there'll be very happy
catching big bugs for their project. You'll know what project i'm talking about if you are from
Biology, Form 6 class.



Stuffs for sale. 
'Tiger Balm, Angkor Wat Balm, Lotus Balm, Monkey Balm.....'
It smell exactly like the Tiger brand oilmen we have here but the packaging is very cute.

I'm loving that wooden craving mangosteen but too expensive lar....
This stall here is selling all recycled stuff and i saw some fellow buying.

Wallet made out of newspaper, etc.

At last this thing here, i learnt about this statue before seeing it with my own eyes.
Guess what it symbolize...hehehehe

The Linga and Yuni.
This lady here is trying to sell us ruby which she claim was genuine for USD 25 each 
but when we turn to walk away she offer us each for only USD5.

The 'scambodian'

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Maybe....there be a 'next time'.....


I sat here tonight and tried to find words. To express how i really feel but i know i'm late and is too late to say anything to you now. Is just that i really want you to know something. I should have tell you this when you called me. Life is really unpredictable.....

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有没有人告诉过妳,妳名字的含义。

'Grace'

一直都很想告诉妳,我深信会有那么一天,我会看到妳就像妳名字一样美。但是已经不会有那么一天了。

希望天堂真的存在,妳能从新活过,当个快乐的小天使。

You are finally freed, my friend......





Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Week 3 of Year 3 Semester 1

I'm really anxious and nervous about meeting my supervisor today. 
Well, i'll be meeting him to discuss on my choosen FYP topic. 
Hopefully, he would turn out to be a nice person. 

It just seem like i'll be busy from now onward. 
Fallen pieces of puzzles are all finally back in order now.
Thank to potato for this and i just hope that the condition will still remains as what it was now.
Week 9, i doubt we'll be able to make it but i do have faith for making the concert a success 
with cooperation from the rest of the members. 
Throwing up an event like this at university level is not as easy as secondary time 
since cooperation is playing the main director here. 

Well, look like this site is gonna be silent for quite sometime
 until i have done all my homeworks, reports, duties, and assignments. 

I'll end this post with a glimpse of my hard works!!! 
It took me a week to finish this up since i totally have no idea how to use Abode Photoshop for designing.
From browsing YouTube videos to Googling and finding for suitable pictures to includes,
 it actually taken me more than a week times. Ouch!!!

So, i'll say the same thing over again.


I SWEAR I'LL NOT DO THIS ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sunset at Phnom Bakheng Temple


After a long walk back to my hotel, i finally checked into my room half an hour earlier since it was available by then. I have a bath and slept after that. The plan is to have a good rest and met up with my tuk tuk driver by 4.30pm. I booked his service through online at here

It'd been a long tiring day considering we didn't have much rest the night before. I snoozed off right after i landed on the bed. By 4pm, i got up and prepare for my trip to Angkor Archeological Park. Jest was not ready yet by 4.30pm so i decided to went down and met up with the tuk tuk driver first. He gave me a hand shake and spoke to me in fluent english, then he asked whether i would like to have a photo with his tuk tuk. I agree to it and taken this photo below.

My first time on a tuk tuk

Jest got down by 4.45pm and we hit the road immediately. On my way to Angkor Archeological Park, I saw lot of kids cycling back from school on their own. Is interesting to watch them.

I reached by 5pm and bought my next-day entrance ticket with my face on it. They do so to prevent people from reusing the ticket. Total cost for a one-day pass = USD20. Gosh~ this is costly isn't it? but is worth it....i'd been longing to see Angkor Wat since i flipped over that page with Angkor picture printed at the bottom of my primary 4 history text book. 

Still, Angkor Wat would have to wait. The plan is to buy the next-day ticket today and enter the park right away for the sunset on top of Phnom Bakheng. They didn't charge you extra so i get to enter the park twice within two days time by paying for just one-day charge. 

At the bottom of Phnom Bakheng. The old path behind me was closed down and is no longer in use.
I reached the bottom of Phnom Bakheng around 5.05pm and the first thing that caught my attention was the elephants there and also the music in the air. 

Land-mines victims
I have to walk a short trip up the mountain in order to reach the Hindu temple set at the top. Now you understand the presence of the elephants. 
Heard that the path is not an easy one if you are caught in a rain.
Dunno what temple that you'll probably notice during your climb.
 This place is really ancient!!! and i love it!!! 
So you see, i'll be standing on top of that temple and watch the sun set.
Phnom Bakheng Temple
To reach the top of the temple, you'll need to climb up a very steep staircase. 

The moment i reached the top i was greeted with tourists...tourists....and lot of tourists.....Then there was this nun here praying. 

Nuns praying to_____

Lot of peoples were already there when i finally reached. There isn't any more nice spot left to watch the sunset, so me and Jest just went around taking photos. I wasn't sure what to look up for besides the sunset here. 




See all that tourists behind me~~~


I hate tourists




The only sunset view i'd taken
Peoples climbing down
 I got down before everyone does because i don't want to be caught between a flock of tourists while climbing down the steep staircase. Is pretty dangerous if you really did fall. I saw a French couples falling the upper staircase and got themselves bandages from head to toes. That's just very bad. 

Since the sun is setting there isn't much light left for us while climbing down the hill so make sure you leave earlier. We met a mandarin speaking tour guide who asked us to hire him for the next day trip but i turned it down. I rather spent USD2 on a book which would explain everything to me.

It was already dark by the time we got out of Angkor Archeological Park and is really dusty on the road that i decided to cover my face up totally like this.

Funny, i'm still wearing my spec although i couldn't see anything
i think i managed to scare the other tourist who is sitting on another tuk tuk beside mine while waiting for the traffic light to turn green and Jest wouldn't stop laughing seeing me like this. Memorable one, isn't it? Ha.

P.S~ Transport fee from hotel to angkor, two round trips for USD5. 

Decoration Manager

Well, if it isn't for someone i wouldn't even bother to agree into this shit! I swear i'll never gonna do this lame post ever again!!!

It took me 6 hours to paste all the decors stuff onto that board! A freaking 6 hours!!!! ZZZZzzzzzZZZZZzzzzzzz and it didn't even look nice at all. HATE! Now i still have to work on another piece of shit that just keep failing. SHIT! and FYP topic is up this week, will have to decide on 6 topics. There really isn't much time left for anymore bullshit. I'm no longer in Year 1 or 2 and is really about time i double the effort on my study. The rest is not important anymore.

Now i got bugs and ants invading my room every night which really pissed me off!!!! Arggh.....!!! Just where the hell did they come from? I want to get rid of them permanently!!! I don't want to see anymore ants crawling around my room moving corpses of death bugs. Maybe i really should staple up the whole window with hard woods!!! Urgghhh~~~~!!!! Exactly at this moment while i'm typing this, tiny bugs are crawling on my laptop screen and i spotted some landing on my VECTOR! I'm really getting sick of bugs!!!!! ARGGGHHH!!!!

I'm buying ants poison tomorrow and i'm so gonna staple that window up!!!! WUAHAHA~~~ Don't blame me stupid ants!!!!

I met a moron during the recruitment drive of my chinese orchestra club yesterday. He kinda remind me of the black sheep in my class back in secondary time. I can tell that he probably didn't have any friend at all. Well, he sort of having some social impairment. What a pity. I wonder how it would become if he really did join our orchestra weekly classes. More conflict i guess. Assuming that i'm right, in that case, i guess is better to avoid him then.    

I'm going to wake up and forget every thing. Lab at 9am today and i'm still here blogging. Ah hahaha....double the effort on my study ya...i'll take back what i'd said. Bleh.

Nah...this is the stupid board i'm talking about....




Monday, June 6, 2011

Around the street in Siem Reap on foot

11.00am
Within few minutes walk out from the old market, i found myself in the Pub Street but as the name implies this place is meant only for the night. There isn't much shop open in the morning.


Pub Street in the morning.

Fish massage is found mainly throughout the street which cost around
USD2-3 for 25-30mins + a small can of Angkor Beer.
I didn't try it out since Jest said the fishes in the aquarium are mostly of different species from the one used mainly for fish spa elsewhere.



I found quite a number of shops selling crocodile skin-made materials(Genuine~~~ ).

This is not fake....Okay~~
The national flag of Cambodia.
After wandering on the street for quite some times, i then arrived at the Central Market. 


This place is much bigger and has a wider space than the Old Market but there isn't much people here. The vendors here doesn't call out to me as much as those at the Old Market. Sadly, there's nothing special here, all the stuffs on the rack are all nearly same as those found in the Old Market, 
they have some cute bag thought. 

The only thing that got my attention here is the lady who sell some sort of food by carrying it on a round tray that was balanced on top of her head. I was like a 'sakai' when i saw her and i later found out that it is quite a common scene in Siem Reap and even in Phnom Penh too.

The Central Market of Siem Reap
11.30am
I ate my first lunch in Siem Reap at a small Chinese Restaurant nearby the Central Market. 
Well, most of the dishes are very familiar to ours and they even have Singaporean and Malaysian Dishes. I ended up with a plate of 'Cambodian Fried Chicken Rice' for USD2 and coconut drink for USD1. Wanna save money man.....the total cost for this lunch is about RM10 in Malaysian Ringgit already okay~~~


The first menu i browsed through in Siem Reap
Found something interesting on this page of the menu here below.....
Tehtama = “臭” 鱼煎蛋   = Stinky fish fried egg
Then, Jest suddenly have this idea of me posing with the coconut shell that look something like this. 

I do have big balls huh~
So, in revenge i secretly snapped this. 

Jest struggling with her coconut meat.
After lunch, we decided to spare two more hours at a shopping mall nearby but we never make it that far because we got lost half way. I found 'VNC' anyway. Is known as ‘Vincci' in Malaysia. Shoes still carry the same price tag printed with 'Made In Malaysia' on it but a freaking price of USD25 for a pair of sandal.


Spotted this man here across the road, i wonder is he selling all that stuffs.
Interesting
Then this hotel staircase nearby Ta Phrom Hotel. I didn't look up for the name of the hotel because i'm lost somewhere and was busy looking for a way back to my hotel. 
Wanna save USD1 for the transport fee man~~~~ 

Nice, isn't it?

If i spent too much, i'll be like the kid that begged me for money on the street. 
In the end, i still managed to found my way back in time for check-in and 
yeah....that means i have taken my 'dirt road travel package' which cost me few penny to clean up my shoe  when i finally reached my destination. 

Overall, i think is actually quite safe to check out Siem Reap town on foot during the day time but you'll be hearing Tuk Tuk drivers honking and shouting at you endlessly. Yes, is ENDLESSLY.
 

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